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Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

11:58 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Ford and IBM will again have to face a federal lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.... Read More »

 

U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against Daimler

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. She declined, however, to immediately dismiss related claims against Ford... Read More »

 

Auto industry remembers Mandela; 'an inspiration and example to us all'

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary and civil rights icon, died Thursday at age 95, and the auto industry joined the rest of the world in remembering him.... Read More »

 

Porsche seeks to rev up Africa sales

Nov. 7, 2013 17:19 CET
Porsche is looking for investors to set up showrooms across Africa where the ultra-wealthy class is burgeoning as economies flourish.... Read More »

 

Daimler will increase Mercedes output in South Africa despite labor unrest

Oct. 17, 2013 12:15 CET
Daimler will invest in South Africa to boost output of the Mercedes C class, despite recent auto industry strikes that cost carmakers an estimated $2 billion.... Read More »

 

30,000 South African auto workers to return to work after winning raises

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
About 30,000 South African auto industry employees began returning to work today after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa accepted a wage offer from companies to end a monthlong strike.... Read More »

 

South Africa union ends four-week strike in supplier sector

Oct. 7, 2013 14:12 CET
South African trade union NUMSA said it has reached a deal to end a strike in the supplier sector that has hampered car production already hit by previous industrial action at automakers including BMW, Ford and GM.... Read More »

 

BMW puts South Africa expansion plans on hold after labor strikes

Oct. 3, 2013 11:34 CET
BMW has put on hold expansion in South Africa following labor strikes that have disrupted the country's auto industry.... Read More »

 

South Africa auto strike ends after workers accept revised offer

11:24 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
South African carworkers will end a three-week strike and return to work Monday after accepting a revised wage offer from employers including Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota.... Read More »

 

South African autos strike set to intensify as workers march

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
South African carworkers are demanding a double-digit wage increase for three years and will intensify a two-week-long strike if their demands aren’t met, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said.... Read More »

 

South Africa auto dealers may be included in strikes

Aug. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
About 72,000 car dealership and gas station employees in South Africa plan to join striking auto workers next week after a breakdown in wage discussions between employers and the country's labor unions.... Read More »

 

South Africa auto dealers may be included in strikes

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
About 72,000 car dealership and gas station employees in South Africa plan to join striking auto workers next week after a breakdown in wage discussions between employers and the country’s labor unions.... Read More »

 

Toyota, BMW, GM hit by third day of strikes in South Africa

Aug. 21, 2013 11:49 CET
South African employees at carmakers including Toyota, BMW and General Motors, halted work for a third consecutive day as a labor leader said the industry scaled back a pay-raise offer.... Read More »

 

South Africa carmakers' strike continues amid talks with union

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
A strike at carmakers in South Africa -- including Toyota, Nissan, BMW, and General Motors -- continues amid talks with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen, GM, BMW hit by strike in South Africa

Aug. 19, 2013 11:04 CET
Volkswagen, General Motors and BMW are among carmakers whose production has been hit by a strike in South Africa today as 30,000 metalworkers seek a deal to increase pay and benefits.... Read More »

 

BMW output in South Africa hit by strike

Aug. 14, 2013 12:58 CET
BMW workers in South Africa began a strike over pay that will affect production of cars for global markets including the United States.... Read More »

 

Opel says export strategy is on track despite Australia setback

3:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2013
Opel said it will continue to seek new markets outside Europe despite pulling out of Australia a year after launching sales in the country.... Read More »

 

Opel says export strategy is on track despite Australia setback

Aug. 9, 2013 09:45 CET
Opel said it will continue to seek new markets outside Europe despite pulling out of Australia a year after launching sales in the country.... Read More »

 

Nissan revives Datsun brand with Go hatchback

July 15, 2013 10:19 CET
Nissan unveiled the Go five-door hatchback, the first model under the revived Datsun brand. The Go will go on sale in India early next year, followed by Russia, South Africa and Indonesia.... Read More »

 

Datsun debuts in New Delhi

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. released sketches of the first car in the newly revived Datsun lineup, which goes on sale in 2014. The car is scheduled to be unveiled in New Delhi on July 15.... Read More »

 

Mercedes workers end strike in S. Africa

May 21, 2013 10:00 CET
A two-day strike at Mercedes-Benz's East London car plant in South Africa ended following crisis talks between management and a workers union.... Read More »

 

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